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by 20 · less than a minute ago

Hi everyone, i would like to lose some fat of my butt and legs, i started to eat paleo last week and was wondering if i have to include sprints in my exercise routine to lose some excess weight.I am not lazy, the problem is, that I need to prepare... (more)

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Matt_18 0 · May 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Sprinting will increase your cardiovascular fitness and endurance, improve your insulin sensitivity, and might contribute very slightly to leaning out, but weight loss is going to be determined mainly by your diet. You can easily lose weight... (more)

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by 3979 · 1 minute ago

I feel like I'm in the minority here... I am 118 lbs and 5'10" and I want to gain weight. I am dedicated to eating paleo also because i have rheumatoid arthritis and it helps a ton with that. Can't eat nuts though. Any tips on gaining weight... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 04, 2012 at 5:13 PM

The key to gaining weight is eating. More calories is mo' betta. Whatever you can do to eat more. Fat is more calorie dense, so it's easier to increase calories with fat. How? Well that depends on you, but try fatty fish, cream sauces or butter... (more)

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by 214 · 1 minute ago

So I know that this information does exist somewhere, although I had tried to search and of course my question is rather particular to me so I did not find anything that quite answered it. So here it goes: I am 5'7", currently weight 151, have... (more)

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Jazzbay 0 · April 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I am sure more people will chime in here, but I can say for myself that 1400 calories with that much exercise would not be enough. I would be craving fats too! You can have lack of periods and be holding on to weight/gaining easily if you don't... (more)

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by 15 · 2 minutes ago

After going paleo a year or so ago, my chronic depression went away (along with 40 extra pounds and several medications). The past couple of months, though, it's come back. If one of my children is unhappy (even for something relatively minor), I... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · April 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I have been fighting depression since puberty so I feel your pain. Your issues may just be situational, but the fact that they keep routinely coming back tells me that your constantly on the fence and at the mercy of every new situation. The... (more)

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by 5 · 3 minutes ago

I started paleo at the end of January. I have been working on my weight for nearly the last year. I started doing Medifast (low carb and expensive), moved over to Atkins, tried calorie counting and found Paleo a couple of months ago. I have to say... (more)

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Dr__Orna_Izakson 0 · April 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

You've got to exercise. No way around that. As a friend noted earlier today, "Our bodies prompt us to eat fat and sugar because in our natural environment those things are scarce. Our bodies prompt us to rest because in our natural environment... (more)

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by 3690 · 4 minutes ago

Lately, it seems that my waist size is the same/slightly smaller, but my thighs feel bigger/tighter in my pants. I haven't made any changes to diet, lifestyle...etc. I may be sleeping more and better though. What's a possible explanation for... (more)

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Flip_2 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Just to corroborate your experience, some months ago i went out to buy a new pair of pants. Surprise surprise, when i tried them, it felt a bit loosely on the waist-line, and tight in the quads. I went home, well satisfied. I've droped one size... (more)

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by 322 · 4 minutes ago

I've been successful in the past on low carb dieting (lost 60 or so lbs) but the old demon of sugar and processed junk took me over. I am a member of Weight Watchers and have seen steady losses of .5 lbs per week but I still feel like crap. I knew... (more)

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Todd 0 · April 02, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Stay the course. Toss the scale. Don't get lost in the minor details. Be Patient. Enjoy the journey.

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by 789 · 5 minutes ago

Female - 24 y/o - 5'6 - 135.6lbs - particularly looking to get into shape, which of course, is usually supplemental to losing weight. One month of Paleo in (80/20) - exercising 3 times a week - the scale says almost 5 lbs lost, but I try not to... (more)

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HA 0 · March 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM

How much weight are you trying to lose? I'd imagine you're not too far from your goal weight. I'm similarly built, and can't imagine that you need to (or even should ) lose a ton more weight--what's your vision/plan/hope? I tend to think that... (more)

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by 203 · 5 minutes ago

Apologies on the subject :) About 2 months ago I recovered from being about 3.5kg (7 lb and 11.45 oz) underweight, and I regained my period after successfully gaining about 4/5 kilograms ( 9 lb and 14.73 oz) back into what I believe, for me is a... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I would monitor caloric intake with Cron O Meter or Fitday. You might be surprised how easy it is to undereat on certain diets. You might have to resort to things that are normally not recommend on paleo forums (since most people struggle with... (more)

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by 289 · 5 minutes ago

Well I got weighed at the Doctors today and his scale was 15lbs lighter than mine. I have a digital scale from walmart(I know, I know) called a health-o-meter. I believe it was around $25. Does anyone have a good solid recommendation for a... (more)

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by 6229 · 6 minutes ago

This is really entertaining - I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. My hubby and I live on the East Coast. Funny how we both improved our body comp and decreased weight even though the CO2 is bad here. We used to both live in different parts of... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · March 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I think its a promising idea. Here are three reasons to take it more seriously. The CO2 theory works in conjunction with - and not necessarily in opposition to - other theories of obesity. I'm sure you are aware of this, but it is worth noting... (more)

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by 289 · 6 minutes ago

What is everyone's progress since starting the diet if recent? I am down 46 lbs since January 1st. Eating a very simple, high-protein, low carb diet with minimal fruits and nuts and all of the green leafy veggies I want. Coconut oil for eggs in... (more)

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Andrea_5 0 · March 14, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Congrats JMack! My husband and I started Paleo in October 2010. At the time we were both 36 years old and had always been obese. I'm 5'6" and weighed about 245lbs (down from an all-time high of 265lbs) and he is 6'3" and was about 355lbs. For... (more)

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by 60 · 6 minutes ago

I'm LOVING paleo! 3 weeks in and I've already dropped 14 lbs, have crazy energy, a healthy libido, no more mid-afternoon exhaustion, and feel like my brain is a brain again! I can think, and produce clear thoughts.. this is saying alot for a mama... (more)

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Corbab 0 · March 08, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Fat loss is impossible to target. People are built differently, and everyone carries fat in different places, and will lose it at different times in their weight loss journey. Keep focusing on your diet and leaning out and you'll lose the love... (more)

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by 10 · 6 minutes ago

Female, 5'10, 200lbs looking to lose 30+lbs. Workout with personal trainer 3 days a week for an hour. Eating schedule: B(10:30) Had 3 egg muffins with buffalo sauce and then throughout the morning from waking up to leaving for work at 12, I ate... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · March 06, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Read this: http://whole9life.com/2011/05/the-bacon-bummer/ I think you should think of bacon as a condiment, not as a replacement for grassfed ruminant meat. (more)

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by 54 · 6 minutes ago

At first I had trouble getting into ketosis, but I was told I needed to eat more and add more fat to my diet, so I did just that and I went into ketosis and now I am almost constantly in ketosis, but I have not seen the scale drop yet. I was told... (more)

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DFH 0 · March 05, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Ketosis is a mid-state. You eat fat and reduce carbs to make yourself keto-adapted, not to stay in ketosis. Throw the sticks away. Once you become keto-adapted, low carb has done it's job. No need to do it harder. Keto adapted people can eat... (more)

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by 45 · 6 minutes ago

My doctor has recommended the Paleo diet to me to help with losing weight, and fighting off the first signs of diabetes. I understand it's a lifetime commitment, and one I'm willing to make. The diet doesn't scare me, but the cost does. I have a... (more)

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Talldog 0 · March 01, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Concentrate on eating the right categories of food (meats, vegetables, fruit, etc..) at first. Then you can work on improving the quality of foods in each category. Too many people give up on a... (more)

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by 10 · 7 minutes ago

I just started eating Paleo.Before deciding to eat Paleo, I joined weight watchers which has helped me lose 30lbs. Even though I was eating better than I was before, I wanted to make a complete health change. I workout 3 times a week for an hour... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · February 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM

A lot of people can lose weight on paleo without weighing, measuring, or counting anything; I like to take the path of least resistance and recommend trying that way first. If you plateau, then I'd play with tracking calories and/or macronutrient... (more)

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by 10 · 7 minutes ago

I hear a lot of anti-nut sentiments in the paleo community, and I'm a bit confused... Why do people advocate slathering everything in butter or animal fat, but then turn around and shun nuts and nut butters because they're "too high in fat and... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · February 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Hi, Lenore. :) I do not eat nuts because they contain lectins (peanuts), all of them (except macadamia nuts, AFAIK) contain too much Omega 6, and contain phytic acid. Also, because the fat is not as ideal as animal fat. (Explanation at end of... (more)

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by 54 · 7 minutes ago

I love paleohacks. I have been trying to lose weight, I cut down on calories and fat, I cut out my carbs and nothing was working. I recieved different advice from people, I decided my way was not working so I followed some of the advice and now on... (more)

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madison 0 · February 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

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by 431 · 7 minutes ago

Is this normal? Admittedly, I've only been eating in a ketosis-inducing way (less that 35g carbs, 80% fat) for a couple of days, but so far nothing good is happening. I'm eating calorically more this way than I normally do, because of all the... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · February 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You are NOT in ketosis. Getting into ketosis and gluconeogenesis is a process that takes a minimum of two weeks and to get into full, functional ketosis, 4-6 weeks. And if you have a"cheat" meal or carb spike day, you go back to square one. You do... (more)

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by 793 · 7 minutes ago

I'm thinking of doing an experiment to see if I can rapidly lose belly fat ("bad" fat) and gain more fat around my hips and thighs ("good" fat). I've always been a small-hipped girl, and I most easily gain weight in my stomach and arms (very... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · February 24, 2012 at 6:24 PM

No experience doing this intentionally, but I've noticed nothing puts the fat on my lower body like butter and cream...even when I'm actually eating less overall because these are so filling. However, take this with a large grain of salt because... (more)

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by 487 · 7 minutes ago

So I've always had a struggle trying to stay Paleo for many reason, a lot are my own problems. But I'm finding that the more I know about what others think about my attempts at eating a Paleo lifestyle, the more confused I am about my own body... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

And this is why you could not PAY me enough to be 19 again! I know it's hard not to care what others think of you at your age but try to work on that. If you do it right in 20 years you truly will not give a SH!T and I promise you it's the best... (more)

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by 161 · 8 minutes ago

Hello all. Im in my 26th day of paleo, loving it to pieces. Even more so now that i have started including carb re-feeds once a week. Sunday being my re-feed day. In the 26 days i have been paleo i have lost 4.4kg, just under 10 pounds. Feeling... (more)

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animalcule 0 · February 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

It depends more on how/how much you carry weight in your face. I have known very overweight (think 350+ lb women) with fairly slender faces and necks, and I know a lot of people who aren't technically overweight at all but have chubby faces which... (more)

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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

What is the best way for a fit person (5"6 120 lbs) to lose weight or inches on the Paleo? I have cut out dairy, gluten and sugar the last month...run or elliptical five days a week...etc

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DThoris 0 · February 05, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Even if you have a slight frame, 5'6"/120# isn't you carrying extra weight. I'm 5'8", with a medium build, and I was bones-sticking-out-skinny at 125#. Personally, I'd reassess what your goal weight is.

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by 50 · 9 minutes ago

I can see this is a popular subject but I cant seem to find a thread suited to my question. I have been strict Paleo for about 8 months now, with heavy crossfit in the early months. Due to injury I am now strictly swimming. About a month ago I... (more)

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